WELLNESS
03/27/2015 08:08 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Science-Backed Reasons To Embrace Aging

Here's a good reason to embrace the aging process: As your years increase, so does your happiness.

Many of us lament about our age -- but research suggests that our best years, at least happiness wise, are still ahead of us. In fact, Americans age 60 and older report better emotional health than those who are younger. In other words, it's time to stop dreading birthdays and start genuinely celebrating them.

If you still need convincing, Happify, a website dedicated to helping people build skills for happiness through science-based activities and games, broke down all the reasons we should embrace getting older (and how to do it). Take a look at the infographic below. It's the perfect reminder that age really is just a number.

--Lindsay Holmes

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